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December 18, 2012
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  Top of the Deck 
  • Moody's warns gambling industry on effects of looming fiscal cliff
    Moody's Investors Service said the gambling industry will be sharply hurt from a fiscal cliff deal of federal tax increases and spending cuts set to begin in January. The looming threat, which could thwart consumer spending and confidence, could lead to a decline in casino profits by as much as 10%. "The sector's economic health depends entirely on customers' discretionary spending habits," the credit rating agency's report said. Dayton Daily News (Ohio)/The Associated Press (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Industry Update 
  • Cantor Gaming to offer sports betting at 4 Las Vegas locations
    Cantor Gaming will offer its sports wagering services at Becker Gaming's four Charlie's Bars in Las Vegas. The deal allows customers at the location to create and use an account with Cantor to place bets anywhere in the state through the company's mobile application and website. "We're delighted to offer our sign-up stations at four more locations in Las Vegas," said Lee Amaitis, president and CEO of Cantor Gaming. Las Vegas Review-Journal (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • World Series of Poker Europe 2013 will take place in Paris
    Next year's World Series of Poker Europe will be held Oct. 11-24 at the Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bains in Greater Paris. "Part of our vision for WSOP Europe is to mix poker and pleasure, and introduce players to some of the most exciting destinations in Europe," said Ty Stewart, World Series of Poker's executive director. Las Vegas Review-Journal (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Issues, Trends & Technology 
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul airport OK'd to offer electronic pull-tabs
    The Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, has approved the installation of electronic pull-tab games at six restaurants in the airport. "There's 32 million people who go through that airport every year. It has the potential to be a very high volume location," said Jon Weaver, CEO of Express Games MN, a distributor of electronic pull-tabs in Minnesota. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Gambling Control Board approved E-tab Manufacturing and Electronic Games Solutions to manufacture electronic games. Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.J. Assembly approves online gambling bill
    The New Jersey Assembly has voted to approve an online gambling bill that would allow Atlantic City casinos to offer games on the Internet. The state Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday. "It's a big step, and we have to be really cautious. I think it's good for the economy and right for Atlantic City," Assemblyman John Amodeo said of the legislation. The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Tribal Gaming Spotlight 
  • Snoqualmie Tribe still to decide on size of planned hotel
    The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington state is still in the stages of determining the size of a planned hotel at the tribe's casino, according to tribal administrator Matt Mattson. "What we're doing in the next few months is gathering information, trying to get greater detail and cost estimates, revenue estimates, to present to the membership in late January or early February. If the membership decides to proceed, we will proceed," Mattson said. Snoqualmie Valley Record (Wash.) (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AGA & G2E News 
  • AGA Code of Conduct guides industry practices
    The AGA Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming was created in 2003 as a pledge to employees, patrons and the public to make responsible gaming an integral part of daily casino operations. The code encompasses all aspects of the gaming business, from employee assistance and training to alcohol service, advertising and marketing. Click here to learn more about the AGA Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    You can still check out 2012 video highlights and interviews from the show floor on YouTube, and Then, keep up with how G2E is preparing for 2013, and what's going on in the gaming industry today by connecting with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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